Match Fixing Allegations: ‘Defamation case can be filed’

2020-07-04 at 06:30

Legal expert Prof. Prathiba Mahanamahewa says any individual who believes they were insulted by recent allegations made by Former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage, who claimed that the 2011 Cricket World Cup between India and Sri Lanka was fixed, can file a case of defamation.

Speaking to NewsRadio he said a case can be filed claiming that allegations were levelled on baseless grounds, owing to the lack of evidence to support charges.

He explained that since the matter was publicized through media, if anyone has been defamed or insulted and have been questioned, they can file a defamation case against the individual responsible for making the allegation.

Mahanamahewa stressed that it was proven that there was no evidence pertaining to match fixing at the Special Investigations Unit, adding therefore that action can be taken locally under Criminal Law.